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Cblogs of 01/16/14 + Shadeisms

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As much as I'm still in love with my 3DS and as much as I'd like to spend another Recaps on talking about video games, today is another day I just don't have time for that. Hopefully it's the last one! Within a little over a week, I need to finish three papers and prepare one presentation. One of those papers needs to be done by Monday, and it's being a bitch-and-a-half, so I'm going to be struggling with that one for the rest of the day and the weekend.

Finally, though, there is light at the end of the tunnel. Once these papers are done, I will be more or less completely finished. I can't begin to tell you how much I need at least a week to do absolutely nothing but play video games and watch movies, and that's exactly what I'm going to do.

I want to finish Bioshock Infinite which I've been playing through Family Sharing, I want to finish A Link Between Worlds which I'm still enjoying, I want to 100% Super Mario 3D World, there's a bunch of new games I got through the latest Humble Indie Bundle I still need to check out, I haven't touched Rogue Legacy since I got it in a Steam Sale, the list is virtually endless. It's going to be quite the week, let me tell ya. And I really really really want to reward myself for doing all that work without getting (too) distracted by video games by buying myself Pokémon X or Y. What can I say, I deserve it!
And, of course, I want to tell you guys all about it too!

After that, hopefully the next semester will not be quite as busy as this one.

* - Buddy Acker shares some of his story about his bisexuality. In addition, he speaks my mind about video games.

* - There are many reasons for why you should totally play Metal Gear Rising.

A - The DICE awards nominees have been announced recently, so VoltySquirrel wants to share his picks.

A - SamNN just doesn't know what to play! Or if he even wants to in the first place...

I - Go say hi to our new blogger, Adam McDonald!

T - Having played some of Double Fine's Broken Age, dmcscott finds a great game that is not exactly like he expected it.

T - Nimsshow did the unthinkable. He erased his Pokémon save file and started a new game.

F - SK120 takes a look at the Super Mario Bros. 3 animated show. Meanwhile, Mario thinks you're racist and you should feel bad.

F - This seems rather pointless.



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May you always find water and shade

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Fake it until you make it

This month's bloggers wanted prompt is something we stole. You see, by stealing this idea, you have no idea how truly inept I actually am. By pretending to know what I'm doing, I have clearly used my ill-gotten status to meet such big-time celebrities as Darlington Woolie "Pie Stealer" Madden or Sara from [insert pixel indie game studio here].

This month's bloggers wanted was inspired by the internal enjoyment we had at reading TheBlondeBass' promoted blog on faking conversational anime knowledge. And now it seems as good a time as ever to pretend to know what's going on since the new Fate/Grand Order game launched and qtoid is talking about it. I am a big fan of the character design of Artoria in the blue dress, or Artoria in the suit, or Artoria in the red dress. But seriously, we enjoyed the format so much that we want to ask the community for their own ideas at faking it at all sorts of things.

But this prompt is not just for anime, of course. The video game industry is fractured with all sorts of niche interests that only an insane rich person with no job could realistically know everything about. This month's bloggers wanted is about taking a subject you want to offer advice on faking knowledge about in order to help the greater community, for better or for worse. If this doesn't sound serious, don't worry, you're not supposed to take it seriously. You don't have to be an expert in whatever you talk about any more than Bass is an expert in anime.

I seriously don't know if that was a compliment or an insult.

Offer advice on anything you can expand your mind on. Want to help people get into character action games? The more Ss you put into its grading system, the cooler it is! Want to convince people to get into the Neptunia series? Just say "Nep-Nep!" and you're all set to convince people of your technical knowledge! Can you get someone into RTS game by just talking about your APM? Someone's bound to believe some random technical jargon you made up!

To get started, start a blog and title it "Faking it: [your blog title here]." Then you can be as serious or facetious as you want as you provide advice on any number of things: learning how to play fighting games, trying a long-running franchise you've probably neglected, or even explaining a game's timeline. Heck, you can probably seriously try on that last one and we still wouldn't believe you.

Good luck this month. Only true cowards rely on facts. Real heroes pretend to know what they're doing!



Current Community Contests
PREPARE TO CONTEST - The Master Gaming List Birthday Giveaway!

Good Morning/Evening/Yesterday, my Friends/Robots/INSERT WAIFU HERE,

More or less a week ago, the Master Gaming List turned one year old. I had a speech prepared, but the blog editor ate it four or five times over the last few days, so I'm kind of winging it now.

Despite all of the threatening and cajoling I initially made to get you all on the list, I never imagined I'd still be adding names a year later (and by "you all", I mostly mean GajKnight). It was kind of a ridiculous undertaking at first, trying to make a semi-permanent, easily-updatable list of everyone's contact info. I'm not even sure what everyone was being hyped over last year that got me to do this.

That said, I'm glad it came together, and this list has lead to many other things for me on Destructoid; whether it was me becoming our laziest, cuddliest Community Manager, or our laziest, cuddliest Reviews-type-person, I have always enjoyed the full love and support of this community.

In thanks, and with the assistance of quite a few others, I've gathered up a number of game keys to give away to you all.

The Contest

I've never run a contest before, so let's keep things simple. Write me a haiku about your favorite game.

Rules

1. The haiku must not include the title of the game.

2. I will accept any other form of structured poetry if you are unable to haiku but can iambic pantameter (you monster).

3. Please state what key you are going for, and a backup if that one is taken (admittedly, it's quantity over variety here)

4. The tentative end date of the contest will be August 13th, and will be bumped at least once during that time.

Available Keys

-Stellaris
-Aporia: Beyond The Valley (Multiple Keys)
-The Witness
-Citadel: Forged With Fire (Multiple Keys)
-Armello
-Undertale
-ABZU

Thank you to all 282 of you who have made the Master List a successful project over the past year! I will continue updating it into the forseeable future.


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